Labour Party branch members in Evesham have already re-started their campaign for local improvements, following the General Election.

Members and supporters met at the Brew Bear Cafe in the High Street last month to hand over more than £150 worth of period products for distribution by the Caring Hands charity.

Helen Russell, the Labour candidate for Mid Worcestershire in the recent election, said: "The rise in ‘period poverty’ is directly linked to the Conservative government’s decade of austerity measures, including Universal Credit, other benefit cuts and the increase in insecure, poorly paid work.

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"Distribution of menstrual products is important  in combating  poverty in Evesham and we hope our donation will help this vital work."